The job market may be discouraging, but continued growth is expected in the public relations field. I highlighted the information about public relations, and you can read the complete article by viewing the link below.
Business Careers in a Down Economy
Learn why these business careers are considered the best of the best – even in a down economy.
By Chris Kyle
Looking to start on a new career path? Look to the business industry.
Despite the recent financial turmoil, business careers appear well-positioned for continued growth.
In fact, nine business occupations were recently spotlighted in U.S. News & World Report’s list of best careers for 2011.
“Business jobs, including those in finance, continue to offer solid opportunities,” writes U.S. News & World Report in its “50 Best Careers for 2011.”
Think a career in the business world might be for you? Keep reading to see why these nine business careers are considered the best of the best.
In-Demand Career #1 – Accountant
In-Demand Career #2 – Financial Advisor
In-Demand Career #3 – Public Relations Specialist
Public relations (PR) specialists, who are sometimes called communications or media specialists, were named to U.S. News & World Report’s best careers for 2011. U.S. News cites “a lot of upside” for this career that only requires a bachelor’s degree.
The future is a bright one for PR specialists, who are expected to see a 24 percent increase in employment opportunities through 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Education information for aspiring PR specialists:*
• Many PR specialists have a bachelor’s degree in PR, marketing, communications, or journalism.
• If you know what field you are targeting for a career in PR, it could help to take classes in that area, whether it’s information technology, health care, or finance, to use just a few examples.
• Related graduate degree program options include journalism and communications.
• Average earnings: $57,830**
In-Demand Career #4 – Financial Analyst
In-Demand Career #5 – Human Resources Training Specialist
In-Demand Career #6 – Actuary
In-Demand Career #7 – Meeting Planner
In-Demand Career #8 – Sales Manager
In-Demand Career #9 – Logistician
*All education information comes from the U.S. Department of Labor (www.bls.gov).
**Unless otherwise noted, all average earnings info comes from the Dept. of Labor using May 2010 info.